Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Legendary Red Sox hurler Mel Parnell has died.
The left-hander spent his entire 10-year career with Boston and, to this day, still ranks 4th in club victories behind Cy Young(192), Roger Clemens(192) and Tim Wakefield(188). Parnell had a career 123-75 record.
Parnell enjoyed his best season in 1949, when he went 25-7, leading the American League in victories, ERA(2.77), complete games(27) and innings(295.1). He was the starting pitcher in the 1949 All-Star Game.
He pitched a no-hitter on July 14, 1956 against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway.
Mel Parnell passed away March 20th at his home in New Orleans.
He was 89 years old.

Ted Williams, Mel Parnell and Johnny Pesky in 1949...

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